AT VALLE NEVADO, YOU ARE SO CLOSE TO NEIGHBORING RESORTS YOU CAN PRACTICALLY TASTE THEM. CHECK THEM OUT WITH THE INTERCONNECT PASS.
One of the sweetest deals in South American skiing is the Interconnect Pass. If you book a seven-day hotel package at Tres Puntas, Puerta del Sol, or the Valle Nevado Hotel, you will receive two Interconnect Passes that provide access to the ski areas next door: La Parva and El Colorado. This opens up over 7,000 acres of terrain, plus tons of access to surrounding backcountry zones. With access to a comparable amount of terrain as Park City, the largest ski area in the United States, for two days at no additional cost, this deal is hard to beat.
To make the most of your time, check out trail maps the night before crossing the border into La Parva or El Colorado, or ask around at the hot tub about the best spots to go at either resort. Both ski areas can be accessed from the top of Valle Nevado’s Andes Express lift (pictured above), but the sprawling lift systems at the other resorts—including T-bars crisscrossing beneath quad lifts—can be tricky to efficiently navigate. El Colorado is more mellow overall, while La Parva has a more diverse menu of runs, including hike-to terrain comparable to Shake and Twist, the most difficult runs at Valle Nevado.
The highlight of a trip to either of the neighboring resorts is a chance to check out different on-slope amenities, including the Santiaguino-preferred La Parva. After a day or two of exploring, don’t forget to pay it forward when you return with advice to others in the hot tub back at Valle Nevado.